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Current NHL Goaltending Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Steve Briere is the current Toronto Maple Leafs NHL goalie coach. Through years of development, he has led and founded... [Expand/Collapse]

...the UnLock Goaltending Program for goalies of all ages.

From the age of 8 years old, Steve knew that he wanted to be a Professional Goaltender. Born in Montréal, QC, Steve and his family settled in Winnipeg, MB around the age of 7. While in Montréal, Steve spent a lot of his time with his older cousin, Daniel. Daniel also happened to be a goalie and this would be where Steve’s dream of following in his cousins footsteps would begin! From then on, Steve would eat, sleep and breathe hockey, and in particular, Goaltending.

His childhood hero was of course the great Patrick Roy along with the  legends that would be, Terry Sawchuk, Ken Dryden and Johnny Bower. Fast forward to the age of 15 when Steve left his home in Winnipeg, MB to begin his Junior Hockey Career in Trail, BC followed by playing in the USHL for the Omaha Lancers and the Sioux City Musketeers. He then went on to receive a College Scholarship at the University of Alabama in Huntsville ( UAH ) where he would go on to win a NCAA Div. I National Championship in 1998. He graduated with a Degree in Business before carrying on with his Professional Goaltending career which included signing with the Providence Bruins in the AHL and the Manitoba Moose in the IHL before heading across the pond to play in the British Elite League. As Steve’s playing career was coming to a close, he made the decision to go back to College at UAH to earn a Masters Degree in business along with pursuing his next dream of becoming a Professional Goaltending Coach. He started out as an Assistant at UAH working with NHL Goaltender Cam Talbot where the NCAA Div. I Chargers captured the CHA Championship in 2007, which over time, then led him to coach the Topeka Roadrunners of the NAHL, the Fargo Force of the USHL, the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL and the Casper Coyotes of the WSHL. Steve is also an active participant in USA hockey and previously worked with the team USA U14 team as their Goalie Coach as well as a USA Hockey CEP Instructor and District evaluator.

Throughout the years, Steve has received mentorship and friendship from legendary Goaltending Coach, Mitch Korn. Mitch has encouraged Steve and helped him to gain his position now as Head Goaltending Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs which he will forever be grateful for. Steve brings over 20 years of instructional experience to the UnLock Program. He is a big believer in never giving up the dream. Hard work and determination along with being a good person will always be the key to success. He continues to prove daily that this method works and he continues to mentor and encourage others to believe in themselves and never, ever give up.

Executive Team

Contributing Experts & Specialists



Gord is an elite level hockey coach, business man and human behavior specialist with over 35 years experience... [Expand/Collapse]

...in top end player development, influential leadership and team management. He has a proven track record for coaching and managing teams that compete hard and win.

Gord is known as a dynamic, innovative and energetic communicator who enjoys operating in fast-paced, results-oriented and competitive environment. Developing winners to perform and compete successfully under pressure is one of his greatest passions.

Gord strives to empower others with a passionate work ethic; he uses a systematic approach for promoting and supporting powerful mental edge training and preparation; essential for elite level performance and competitive excellence.

A time-tested and proven performance-mindset communication platform is leveraged and provides recipients with the experience of learning, growing and succeeding in skilled and highly competitive, teamwork environments. Life changing stuff!

Gord provides the key elements for the behavioral, character and mental development side of the game and he brings 25+ years experience as a performance mindset coach; working with teams in the NHL (PRO), AHL (PRO), NAHL (JR A), CCHL (JR A), CIS (UNIV) and NCAA (Div 1 & Div 3). Also works with government agencies, private companies and volunteer organizations… Gord is the main developer of the mental development side of the web site.



Since joining McDonald Eye Care, Dr. Molly serves as the director of The Vision Performance Center at McDonald Eye Care working with athletes.... [Expand/Collapse]

...on their sports specific visual game. She also works with children and adults in Vision Therapy for academic and post-concussion treatments.

A graduate of Lakeville High school, Dr. Molly Staack was a four year varsity women’s hockey player. With two girls’ State high school hockey tournament appearances Dr. Staack was the first recipient of the Herb Brooks Award her senior year. The Herb Brooks Award is presented to the most qualified hockey player in the state tournament who strongly represents the values, characteristics, and traits that defined Herb Brooks. She went on to play Division 1 women’s ice hockey at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York graduating in 2008.

Dr. Staack is a 2012 graduate from The Ohio State University College of Optometry; where she fostered her professional interests in primary eye care with an emphasis on contact lenses, disease detection and treatment, and pre- and post-operative surgical eye care. After graduation she worked at Minnesota Eye Consultants, focusing in cataract, corneal, and glaucoma surgeries. During that time she helped write two chapters in “Limbal Relaxing Incisions: A Practical Guide” with Doctors David R. Hardten and Richard Lindstrom. She also spent time with a local lasik group determining a patients candidancy in preoperative appointments and managing patients after lasik surgery.